Roc City Skate Park

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ROC City Skate Park


Rochester is strategically and deliberately positioning itself to become a more active, playable city. Across the community new, unique and innovative play areas, playful sidewalks, and interactive murals are being introduced into the fabric of neighborhoods. Now we have a unique opportunity to add to this mosaic of play by building a state-of-the-art downtown skatepark right on the Genesee River waterfront!



  • Of the 125 largest cities in the country, Rochester is the only one without a public skate park, and the demand for such a space from the community is huge. 
  • The number of Americans who ride bicycles is greater than all those who ski, golf, and play tennis combined. 
  • BMX makes up about 30% of the bicycling market. 
  • 60 minutes of skateboarding or BMX riding burns more calories than running at a 12-minute mile pace, or playing basketball, lacrosse, tennis, swimming, or baseball.
  • The International Olympic Committee has added Skateboarding to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
  • There are over 11 million skateboarders in the world contributing to a $4.8 billion market.



A 26,000 sq. ft. one-of-a-kind wheel-friendly skatepark underneath the iconic Frederick Douglass - Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge. 

To learn more about ROC the Riverway visit:  


A public meeting was held in October 2018

Second Public Meeting was held in May 2019.
 To learn more about this project, please contact  

Ellen Micoli Soffa, RLA, Project Manager, City of Rochester, Department of Environmental Services.

Friends of the Roc City Skatepark